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Jacobs Senior Associate Director Transport Planning in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Our Transport Planning team is one of the most successful in the UK & Ireland, with a varied client base and strong pipeline of work, alongside supporting further project teams across the globe.

We are looking for an experienced individual with experience of managing technical teams to join our growing Transport Planning team (located in our Edinburgh office). Our local teams get involved in a range of exciting and innovative projects covering all elements of transport planning including spatial planning, traffic modelling, economic appraisal, active modes, public transport, traffic engineering, policy & strategy formation and business case development.

You will play a significant role in the management of the Scottish and Irish team, to deliver at a senior level as well as sharing your skills and knowledge by training and supporting our junior staff. You will also be given the ability to pursue relevant business interests to support your career development as well as the freedom to grow your network and develop innovative solutions to develop new opportunities for the business. You will be play a key role in expanding the already diverse range of services that we delivery, particularly in the area of masterplanning and development in mass transit.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline; you will have significant experience in the transport planning field with the ability to contribute to the success of a range of high profile transport projects

  • A creative, solution-oriented individual, with a strong technical background, solid understanding of transport planning fields and demonstrable success of a range of high profile transport projects

  • In-depth knowledge / understanding of a number of transport planning fields, such as business case development, scheme feasibility, masterplanning, and transport assessments

  • Experience providing technical leadership, successfully managing projects and acting in a client-facing capacity

  • Project Management experience demonstrating responsibility for task, financial and risk controls

  • Accounting & project controls experience, working within a project-based environment

  • Robust written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues concisely

  • Flexibility to manage diverse workload, assist with new business opportunities and embrace emerging technologies, product solutions and the future evolution of the industry

Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have:

  • Broader transport planning experience, with understanding of wider policy and strategy, modelling and traffic engineering

  • International experience

  • Economic appraisal experience

  • Line management and technical mentoring experience

Education/ Qualifications

  • Bachelor and higher qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

  • Chartered Engineer / Transport Planner or working towards Chartered status with membership of a relevant professional institution

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676) .

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